Tune-Yards

At the beginning of the year, Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner released their new Tune-Yards album “I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life”. In an interview with Intro Magazine, Garbus talked about what inspired her. Brecht was mentioned as well as colonialism, evil and heart attacks. If you think this is a difficult pill to swallow, you haven’t heard Tune-Yards, yet. With their electro pop amalgam, Garbus and Brenner achieve the impossible: you want to sway your hips, pinwheel, throw your hands in the air, kiss your boyfriend or girlfriend (or both) – and then suddenly in-your-face lines like “I use my white woman’s voice to tell stories of travels with African men / I comb my white woman’s hair with a comb made especially, generally for me /I use my white woman’s voice to tell stories, stories / Colonizer!“ bring you down to earth again.